Responsible Investment in Asia-PacificKKR’s global ESG policies grant a competitive advantage for KKR today in the marketplace. Creating sustainable long-term value in companies, having the right environmental practices, the right labor practices, and the right transparency in governance are all critical elements of a successful business.
While many of the businesses we invest in face diverse sustainability challenges or opportunities, just as they face diverse operational or financial issues, some issues do span multiple sectors. When there are common issues, we see a particular opportunity to build “communities of best practice” on shared challenges and to learn from the expertise within our own portfolio.
Believing that we have a differentiated ability to help our private equity portfolio companies pursue ESG-related goals, we have created a number of proactive programs to share resources to address common challenges. Each program has internal and external partners who focus on producing results through financial, environmental, and social impact, or risk mitigation.